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HUGO (2011)

HUGO <span>(2011)</span> artwork

HUGO (2011)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 126

Release dates 02/12/2011

BBFCInsight Contains mild scenes of danger

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Martin Scorsese

Cast includes Ben Kingsley (voice), Sacha Baron Cohen (voice), Asa Butterfield (voice), Chloe Grace Moretz (voice), Ray Winstone (voice), Emily Mortimer (voice), Christopher Lee (voice), Richard Griffeths (voice), Jude Law (voice)

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 22/11/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

HUGO is a film about an orphaned boy who lives between the walls of a Parisian train station, maintaining its clocks and ensuring they run on time. It was classified 'U' and contains mild scenes of danger.

The BBFC's Guidelines at 'U' state 'Scary sequences should be mild, brief and unlikely to cause undue anxiety to young children. The outcome should be reassuring'. There is a scene in which the orphaned boy has a nightmare, imagining he has been run over by a train. He also imagines the train crashing through the station where he lives, causing mayhem and destruction before thinking he has turned into a robot, after which he wakes up. The scene is brief and mildly scary. However, because the boy quickly wakes up, there is a reassuring outcome in which it becomes clear that what has happened is not real.

HUGO also contains themes of bereavement and loss as the orphaned boy comes to terms with the tragic accidental death of his father. This is counterbalanced with reassuring story elements as the boy makes new friends and finds new purpose in life.

Parents can find additional information about the content of this film if they visit www.pbbfc.co.uk.

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Details

Title
HUGO
Also known as
THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET
Year
2011
Formats
DVD, Cinema, 3D Cinema
Distributor(s)
Entertainment in Video Ltd,Entertainment Film Dists Ltd
Classified date(s)
02/10/2012
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF281309
Note to parents
Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience

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